The order arises from an application filed by Besigye in the criminal proceedings instituted against him and activist Samuel Walter Lubega Mukaaku following their arrest on June 14, 2022, on charges of inciting violence. The two were arrested for leading protests against skyrocketing commodities prices at Kikuubo Shauriyako Parish in Kampala Central Division.
Lukwago said that the bail amount is outrageous since his client has been under preventive arrest at his home for almost two weeks and he has not been working.
According to Lukwago, Besigye has instructed them to appeal against the decision and has chosen to be remanded.
Equally, a day later Dr Kiiza Besigye who crowned himself as the People’s President after losing 2016 elections hosted People’s parliament’ at his home delivering to them what he called the state of the nation address.
Dr Besigye was the chief guest during thanksgiving prayers organised by Denis Onekalit Amere, the Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament-elect over the weekend. Amere defeated State Minister for Environment Beatrice Atim Anywar in the January 14, parliamentary polls.
However, speaking to URN today at the Constitutional Court on Thursday, Besigye said that to date, he still wonders how the Constitutional Court Justices came to sit and dismiss his petition in the presence of Attorney General’s representatives on a day that was never communicated to him and his lawyers.
In 2019, when Besigye was seeking the scrapping of the offence of unlawful Assembly, Constitutional Court Justice, Kenneth Kakuru declined to grant his petition and advised him to seek remedies in his own courts, or the Judge who swore him in as President.
A researcher says that among all the Luwero bush war veterans, Dr Besigye has always had a crystal clear understanding of why they went to the bush, fought, won, and knows what went wrong thereafter and how it can be fixed.